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Old 05 January 2008, 13:18   #1
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Throttle levers

I am looking at throttle levers to be mounted on the front of my console instead of the usual side mounted ones supplied with most outboards. Teleflex do several different versions with trim button included that take 33C cables.
Since I haven't actually decided what motor or even if I am buying new or secondhand yet, which makes of outboard don't take 33C cables and does anybody have top mounted throttle levers and what type and opnion do they have on them?
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The Osprey range of Binnical throttles takes two different types of cables. The 7600 throttle is a lovely piece of kit, giving very smooth operation and feeling nice in the hand. Looks good too.
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Old 05 January 2008, 14:35   #3
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That one of the three Teleflex models in the catalogue I have. So it is a quality unit that will last?
The blurb I have says it fits most outboards but are mercury not different in the cable department?
Any more recommendations gratefully received...............
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Like Andy I changed from side mount to top mount throttles but choose Vetus for Old Spice.

Much nicer to use as apposed to most of the manufacturers. Vetus take 33c cables.

I can't remember being a difference in the end cables from say Mercury to Yamaha but the push pull arrangement may be different. However it doesn't matter as all the after market top mount control boxes are adjustable for either push or pull. You will need to consider the kill switch and ignition but Merc / Yam and Honda do after market panels with the iginition switch and kill switches etc.

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Which Vetus model are you using? The catalalogue doesn't seem to list a modle with both neutral switch and trim button nor prices.
Does your have these features and if so what model and price was it, if you don't mind me asking.........
Was it the AFSTTOP?
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Old Spice uses a separate trim switch for the stern drive so just went for a single lever control, think it was 110 in 2003. Not sure I like the trim switch on the throttle, beginners always catch it and on a cruising rib is it really necessary to change the trim every 30 seconds? but thats a personal choice.

Mine is on page 133 of the Vetus catalog, "RCTOPS"

http://www.vetus.nl/en/catalogue_2008.html

These folk are trade only but it wasn't difficult to set up a trade act with them.

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Scanned a couple of pages in my manual. The first might have some handy info for you as it does list the makes of outboard compatible with the 7500 Teleflex Control.

I guess if it's not listed then it's not compatible, but most major outboard manufacturers are listed and the unit can accomodate push or pull systems including standard and CCW models.

The Teleflex control also includes the all important neutral lock too.
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Bruce slightly off topic but have you seen this:

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Thats actually quite unusual as I have seen very few larger O/B for sale on ebay. There is another one as well from the same mob slightly cheaper.
I'll keep an eye on them and look at what pennies I have, will need to ask to see if they do an extra long shaft though as that is the transom heoinght on the new hull.
I'll need to go up and see my local dealer as they will do both Vetus and Teleflex and see what sort of deal they will do and what they have in stock to have a look at.
I think I would prefer to keep the trim switch on the handle as it is just easier to play with when getting the boat up on the plane although this probably dates back to dive boat use where a lot of weight up the stern meant it usually took trimming right in and then gradually out as the boat came on the plane to get it up quickly. Shouldn't be necessary on the new boat as it won't be full of dive kit and divers!
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If you go for the Vetus you can buy trim levers tha'll fit on your steering and look like an indicator switch. Very handy position to be in and cost about 70, so not too expensive.
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